The Tale of Genji. Chapter 17
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The engraving shows Court Minister Genji and his wife Murasaki choosing paintings for Emperor Suzaku. They are assisted by two maids, one carrying a chest and the other removing scrolls from a cabinet. The scene takes place in a room, with an open window through which a branch of plum trees in bloom can be seen.
In the top right corner a calligraphic inscription in a cartouche and a serial number "17". Bottom left author's signature, censors' and publisher's stamps.